Friday Bread Basket 12/9/22
Deconstructed banana bread ed
I am taking the last two weeks of December off, so next Friday’s Bread Basket will be the last one of 2022. Because of that, and because it’s been a few weeks since I last sent out a Bread Basket, I have a backlog of links to share before the clock runs out, so I am going to do today’s basket as a lightning round.
For Epicurious, my friend Andrea Aliseda wrote a beautiful piece on champurrado, a chocolate-containing version of atole, the Mexican beverage of masa or corn flour and water.
The baguette has been added to UNESCO’s list of World Intangible Cultural Heritage items.
My friend Dayna Evans’ Eater swan song is an epic ode to the panettone, for which she travelled all the way to Sicily to report.
My friend Julia Skinner wrote a great story for Atlanta Magazine about what it is like to write about food when you have taste-related synesthesia.
ICYWW which banana bread the father of deconstruction theory prefers, here you go.
(Shameless plug!) For Thrillist, Emily Saladino asked me and a few butter luminaries our thoughts on whether or when it is worth spending extra money for fancy butter for baking.
Nicholas Gill wrote an important story for his New Worlder Substack on how to be sure you are buying quinoa that supports farmers from the grain’s native territory, the Andes.
Aishwarya Jagani wrote a piece for Smart Mouth on rose cookies, or rosetbakkelser, a Scandinavian holiday treat that is a popular food as far away as Kerala, India.
100% would eat:
I need one of these:
That’s it for this week’s bread basket. I hope you all have a peaceful weekend, see you on Monday.